Aporophyla nigra - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, 25 September 2013
Aporophyla nigra Adult


© Robin Howard

Aporophyla nigra (Haworth, 1809)

Black Rustic
La Noctuelle anthracite

Wingspan: 40-46mm

Imago: univoltine - September-November. A species of calcareous grassland, heathland, woodland margins and gardens where it is a frequent visitor to light and sugar.

Larva: feeds on various herbaceous plants, grasses and woody perennials, overwinters as a small larva, pupation takes place underground.